|Greg Lynn on calculus in architecture - TED.com|
Greg Lynn talks about the mathematical roots of architecture -- and how calculus and digital tools allow modern designers to move beyond the traditional building forms. A glorious church in Queens (and a titanium tea set) illustrate his theory.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; 2005
|Steven Pinker on language and thought - TED.com|
In an exclusive preview of his book The Stuff of Thought, Steven Pinker looks at language and how it expresses what goes on in our minds -- and how the words we choose communicate much more than we realize.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; culture; language; psychology; science; 2005
|Carmen Agra Deedy spins stories - TED.com|
Storyteller Carmen Agra Deedy spins a funny, wise and luminous tale of parents and kids, starring her Cuban mother. Settle in and enjoy the ride -- Mama's driving!
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; children; entertainment; memory; storytelling; 2005
|Terry Moore: How to tie your shoes - TED.com|
Terry Moore found out he'd been tying his shoes the wrong way his whole life. In the spirit of TED, he takes the stage to share a better way. (Historical note: This was the very first 3-minute audience talk given from the TED stage, in 2005.)
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; demo; entertainment; 2005
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|Brian Greene on string theory - TED.com|
Physicist Brian Greene explains superstring theory, the idea that minscule strands of energy vibrating in 11 dimensions create every particle and force in the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; physics; science; universe; 2005
|Lennart Green does close-up card magic - TED.com|
Like your uncle at a family party, the rumpled Swedish doctor Lennart Green says, "Pick a card, any card." But what he does with those cards is pure magic -- flabbergasting, lightning-fast, how-does-he-do-it? magic.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; entertainment; humor; illusion; magic; TED2005; 2005
|Bruno Maisonnier: Dance, tiny robots! - TED.com|
There's a place in France where the robots do a dance. And that place is TEDxConcorde, where Bruno Maisonnier of Aldebaran Robotics choreographs a troupe of tiny humanoid Nao robots through a surprisingly emotive performance.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; robots; TEDGlobal 2005; 2012
|Dan Gilbert on our mistaken expectations - TED.com|
Dan Gilbert presents research and data from his exploration of happiness -- sharing some surprising tests and experiments that you can also try on yourself. Watch through to the end for a sparkling Q and A with some familiar TED faces.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; brain; choice; culture; entertainment; happiness; psychology; self; society; TEDGlobal 2005; 2005
|Eva Vertes looks to the future of medicine - TED.com|
Eva Vertes -- only 19 when she gave this talk -- discusses her journey toward studying medicine and her drive to understand the roots of cancer and Alzheimer’s.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; cancer; disease; health; science; technology; wunderkind; 2005
|Pilobolus perform "Symbiosis" - TED.com|
Two Pilobolus dancers perform "Symbiosis." Does it trace the birth of a relationship? Or the co-evolution of symbiotic species? Music: "God Music," George Crumb; "Fratres," Arvo Part; "Morango…Almost a Tango," Thomas Oboe Lee.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; arts; dance; entertainment; nature; performance; science; 2005
|Charles Fleischer insists: All things are Moleeds - TED.com|
In a presentation that can only be described as epic, comedian Charles Fleischer delivers a hysterical send-up of a time-honored TED theme: the map. Geometry, numbers, charts and stamp art also factor in (somehow), as he weaves together a unique theory of everything called "Moleeds."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; astronomy; comedy; humor; map; science; TED2005; 2005
|Sasa Vucinic invests in free press - TED.com|
A free press -- papers, magazines, radio, TV, blogs -- is the backbone of any true democracy (and a vital watchdog on business). Sasa Vucinic, a journalist from Belgrade, talks about his new fund, which supports media by selling "free press bonds."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; culture; global issues; investment; media; philanthropy; 2005
|Carl Honore praises slowness - TED.com|
Journalist Carl Honore believes the Western world's emphasis on speed erodes health, productivity and quality of life. But there's a backlash brewing, as everyday people start putting the brakes on their all-too-modern lives.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; choice; culture; happiness; health; parenting; personal growth; potential; psychology; 2005
|Frans Lanting's lyrical nature photos - TED.com|
In this stunning slideshow, celebrated nature photographer Frans Lanting presents The LIFE Project, a poetic collection of photographs that tell the story of our planet, from its eruptive beginnings to its present diversity. Soundtrack by Philip Glass.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; animals; art; arts; design; evolution; fish; nature; photography; storytelling; 2005
|Graham Hawkes flies through the ocean - TED.com|
Graham Hawkes takes us aboard his graceful, winged submarines to the depths of planet Ocean (a.k.a. "Earth"). It's a deep blue world we landlubbers rarely see in 3D.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; invention; oceans; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Richard St. John's 8 secrets of success - TED.com|
Why do people succeed? Is it because they're smart? Or are they just lucky? Neither. Analyst Richard St. John condenses years of interviews into an unmissable 3-minute slideshow on the real secrets of success.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; culture; education; entertainment; happiness; psychology; short talk; work; 2005
|Eve Ensler on security - TED.com|
Playwright Eve Ensler explores our modern craving for security -- and why it makes us less secure. Listen for inspiring, heartbreaking stories of women making change.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; activism; culture; global issues; spoken word; technology; violence; war; women; 2005
|Amory Lovins on winning the oil endgame - TED.com|
In this energizing talk, Amory Lovins lays out his simple plan for weaning the US off oil and revitalizing the economy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; MacArthur grant; business; economics; energy; environment; green; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Alison Jackson looks at celebrity - TED.com|
By making photographs that seem to show our favorite celebs (Diana, Elton John) doing what we really, secretly, want to see them doing, Alison Jackson explores our desire to get personal with celebs. Contains graphic images.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; art; arts; culture; entertainment; photography; 2005
|Peter Diamandis on our next giant leap - TED.com|
Peter Diamandis says it's our moral imperative to keep exploring space -- and he talks about how, with the X Prize and other incentives, we're going to do just that.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; design; exploration; science; space; technology; 2005
|Aubrey de Grey says we can avoid aging - TED.com|
Cambridge researcher Aubrey de Grey argues that aging is merely a disease -- and a curable one at that. Humans age in seven basic ways, he says, all of which can be averted.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; aging; biotech; disease; engineering; future; health care; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Arthur Benjamin does "Mathemagic" - TED.com|
In a lively show, mathemagician Arthur Benjamin races a team of calculators to figure out 3-digit squares, solves another massive mental equation and guesses a few birthdays. How does he do it? He’ll tell you.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; education; entertainment; magic; math; performance; 2005
|Craig Venter on DNA and the sea - TED.com|
Genomics pioneer Craig Venter takes a break from his epic round-the-world expedition to talk about the millions of genes his team has discovered so far in its quest to map the ocean’s biodiversity.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; DNA; biosphere; biotech; entrepreneur; genetics; invention; oceans; science; technology; 2005
|Thom Mayne on architecture as connection - TED.com|
Architect Thom Mayne has never been one to take the easy option, and this whistle-stop tour of the buildings he's created makes you glad for it. These are big ideas cast in material form.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; architecture; arts; culture; design; invention; 2005
|Yochai Benkler on the new open-source economics - TED.com|
Yochai Benkler explains how collaborative projects like Wikipedia and Linux represent the next stage of human organization.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; Google; business; collaboration; economics; law; social change; technology; wikipedia; 2005
|Thomas Barnett draws a new map for peace - TED.com|
In this bracingly honest talk, international security strategist Thomas Barnett outlines a post-Cold War solution for the foundering U.S. military that is both sensible and breathtaking in its simplicity: Break it in two.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; culture; global issues; military; peace; technology; war; 2005
|Caroline Lavelle casts a spell on cello - TED.com|
Caroline Lavelle plays the cello like a sorceress casting a spell, occasionally hiding behind her wild mane of blond hair as she sings of pastoral themes. She performs "Farther than the Sun," backed by Thomas Dolby on keyboards.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; Featured; arts; cello; entertainment; music; performance; short talk; vocals; 2005
|Robert Fischell on medical inventing - TED.com|
Accepting his 2005 TED Prize, inventor Robert Fischell makes three wishes: redesigning a portable device that treats migraines, finding new cures for clinical depression and reforming the medical malpractice system.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; TED Prize; business; disease; health care; invention; medicine; science; technology; 2005
|Ray Kurzweil on how technology will transform us - TED.com|
Inventor, entrepreneur and visionary Ray Kurzweil explains in abundant, grounded detail why, by the 2020s, we will have reverse-engineered the human brain and nanobots will be operating your consciousness.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; biotech; business; culture; future; invention; robots; science; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Larry Burns on the future of cars - TED.com|
General Motors veep Larry Burns previews cool next-gen car design: sleek, customizable (and computer-enhanced) vehicles that run clean on hydrogen -- and pump energy back into the electrical grid when they're idle.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; alternative energy; cars; design; energy; future; green; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Robert Full on animal movement - TED.com|
Biologist Robert Full shares slo-mo video of some captivating critters. Take a closer look at the spiny legs that allow cockroaches to scuttle across mesh and the nanobristle-packed feet that let geckos to run straight up walls.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; design; evolution; robots; science; technology; 2005
|Paul Bennett finds design in the details - TED.com|
Showing a series of inspiring, unusual and playful products, British branding and design guru Paul Bennett explains that design doesn't have to be about grand gestures, but can solve small, universal and overlooked problems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; arts; business; design; industrial design; product design; 2005
|Kevin Kelly on how technology evolves - TED.com|
Tech enthusiast Kevin Kelly asks "What does technology want?" and discovers that its movement toward ubiquity and complexity is much like the evolution of life.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; choice; culture; evolution; future; history; philosophy; science; technology; 2005
|Scott McCloud on comics - TED.com|
In this unmissable look at the magic of comics, Scott McCloud bends the presentation format into a cartoon-like experience, where colorful diversions whiz through childhood fascinations and imagined futures that our eyes can hear and touch.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; art; arts; book; children; computers; creativity; design; entertainment; future; history; TED2005; 2005
|Richard Dawkins: The universe is queerer than we can suppose - TED.com|
Biologist Richard Dawkins makes a case for "thinking the improbable" by looking at how the human frame of reference limits our understanding of the universe.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; astronomy; biology; cognitive science; cosmos; evolution; physics; psychology; science; 2005
|Luca Turin on the science of scent - TED.com|
What's the science behind a sublime perfume? With charm and precision, biophysicist Luca Turin explains the molecular makeup -- and the art -- of a scent.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; beauty; happiness; materials; science; technology; 2005
|Steven Levitt on child carseats - TED.com|
Steven Levitt shares data that shows car seats are no more effective than seatbelts in protecting kids from dying in cars. However, during the question and answer session, he makes one crucial caveat.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cars; culture; economics; parenting; statistics; transportation; 2005
|Clay Shirky on institutions vs. collaboration - TED.com|
In this prescient 2005 talk, Clay Shirky shows how closed groups and companies will give way to looser networks where small contributors have big roles and fluid cooperation replaces rigid planning.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cognitive science; collaboration; culture; social change; society; technology; 2005
|Howard Rheingold: The new power of collaboration - TED.com|
Howard Rheingold talks about the coming world of collaboration, participatory media and collective action -- and how Wikipedia is really an outgrowth of our natural human instinct to work as a group.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; communication; community; cooperation; culture; global issues; humanity; wikipedia; 2005
|James Surowiecki: When social media became news - TED.com|
James Surowiecki pinpoints the moment when social media became an equal player in the world of news-gathering: the 2005 tsunami, when YouTube video, blogs, IMs and txts carried the news -- and preserved moving personal stories from the tragedy.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; culture; entertainment; media; social change; social media; technology; TED2005; 2005
|James Watson on how he discovered DNA - TED.com|
Nobel laureate James Watson opens TED2005 with the frank and funny story of how he and his research partner, Francis Crick, discovered the structure of DNA.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; DNA; culture; genetics; history; invention; science; storytelling; technology; 2005
|Peter Donnelly shows how stats fool juries - TED.com|
Oxford mathematician Peter Donnelly reveals the common mistakes humans make in interpreting statistics -- and the devastating impact these errors can have on the outcome of criminal trials.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; culture; genetics; science; statistics; technology; 2005
|Janine Benyus shares nature's designs - TED.com|
In this inspiring talk about recent developments in biomimicry, Janine Benyus provides heartening examples of ways in which nature is already influencing the products and systems we build.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; DNA; animals; biology; biomimicry; design; environment; evolution; fish; science; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Jimmy Wales on the birth of Wikipedia - TED.com|
Jimmy Wales recalls how he assembled "a ragtag band of volunteers," gave them tools for collaborating and created Wikipedia, the self-organizing, self-correcting, never-finished online encyclopedia.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; collaboration; culture; invention; media; open-source; technology; wikipedia; 2005
|Tom Honey on God and the tsunami - TED.com|
In the days following the tragic South Asian tsunami of 2004, the Rev. Tom Honey pondered the question, "How could a loving God have done this?" Here is his answer.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED2005; TED; Talks; God; culture; disaster relief; global issues; philosophy; religion; 2005
|William McDonough on cradle to cradle design - TED.com|
Green-minded architect and designer William McDonough asks what our buildings and products would look like if designers took into account "all children, all species, for all time."
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; architecture; business; china; culture; design; environment; global issues; sustainability; technology; TED2005; 2005
|Nick Bostrom on our biggest problems - TED.com|
Oxford philosopher and transhumanist Nick Bostrom examines the future of humankind and asks whether we might alter the fundamental nature of humanity to solve our most intrinsic problems.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; antidepressants; biotech; culture; death; future; global issues; happiness; philosophy; technology; transhuman; 2005
|Bono: action for Africa - TED.com|
Musician and activist Bono accepts the 2005 TED Prize with a riveting talk, arguing that aid to Africa isn't just another celebrity cause; it's a global emergency.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TED; Talks; AIDS; Africa; activism; entertainment; global issues; leadership; philanthropy; politics; poverty; social change; TED2005; 2005
|Robert Neuwirth on our "shadow cities" - TED.com|
Robert Neuwirth, author of "Shadow Cities," finds the world’s squatter sites -- where a billion people now make their homes -- to be thriving centers of ingenuity and innovation. He takes us on a tour.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; cities; culture; development; entrepreneur; future; global issues; politics; social change; third world; 2005
|Barry Schwartz on the paradox of choice - TED.com|
Psychologist Barry Schwartz takes aim at a central tenet of western societies: freedom of choice. In Schwartz's estimation, choice has made us not freer but more paralyzed, not happier but more dissatisfied.
Keywords: TEDTalks; TEDGlobal 2005; TED; Talks; business; choice; consumerism; culture; economics; happiness; personal growth; potential; psychology; shopping; 2005